WATER COMMUNION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL SEPTEMBER 1
Remember to gather water on your summer travels and bring your water on September 1 in a ritual where we all touch water and connect to the Holy. And don’t miss the annual Ice Cream Social starting at 10:30 between the two services!
FORUM ON IMMIGRATION REFORM SEPTEMBER 3
The House of Representatives is considering the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill passed by the Senate. Find out why it’s good for Nebraska at an information forum sponsored by OTOC (Omaha Together One Community), Nebraska Appleseed, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and College of St. Mary. The forum is Tuesday, September 3, 7 p.m., at College of St. Mary, 1905 South 72nd Street, Gross Auditorium in the Science Building.
PRAYER VIGIL FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM SEPTEMBER 4
Come stand in witness for comprehensive immigration reform at an interfaith vigil on Wednesday, September 4, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. at 24th and L Streets, near the Diversity Tree sculpture. Hear clergy, lay leaders, and Dreamers who are working to keep Nebraska families together. Help hold up our banner that says “We Support Compassionate and Just Immigration Reform.” For more info contact Vicki Pratt.
YRUU PARENT/YOUTH MEETING SEPTEMBER 4
This is the traditional kickoff of the YRUU year, but at an earlier time! ALL Parents and Youth are needed for this interactive, covenant-building meeting, not just signing papers. Meet at First Unitarian on Wednesday, September 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
RETIREE’S GROUP SEPTEMBER 10
The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass, and Washington counties. What services does the organization provide? Come hear Mr. Jeff Reinhardt, a representative of ENOA, describe ENOA’s services at the next Retirees’ Group, Tuesday, September 10, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
YARD SALE AND BOOK SALE SEPTEMBER 14; BOOK SALE SEPTEMBER 15 & 22
The Annual Second Unitarian Book Sale is combined with a one day yard sale this year to offer more treasures to bring home. First, load up all the books you bought last year along with other stuff from your home and drop it all off at church NOW. Please leave donations in the Religious Education office on the lower level. Then mark your calendar for the Sale:
Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yard Sale and Book Sale
Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Sale
Sunday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Book Sale
Contact Nancy VanderSluis with questions.
SHARE THE PLATE FOR SEPTEMBER
One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in September will go to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, offering reproductive health care services to residents in Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma. Planned Parenthood provides trusted community health care, informs and educates the community, leads the reproductive health and rights movement, and advances global health. To nominate an organization for our Share the Plate, visit the church website or contact the Social Justice Coordinating Council or Rev. Scott.
KIOS CAMPAIGN COMING IN OCTOBER
This year our church campaign to raise money for advertising on KIOS public radio is scheduled for October 1 – 31. Those who are interested in contributing will be asked to make their checks to Second Unitarian Church, and the amount raised will be used to place messages on KIOS. Watch for more information later.
JOIN THE CHORUS!
Do you love singing? Please join the Second Unitarian Choir! No prior experience is necessary. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. starting the first Thursday in September. For information and encouragement, contact Music Director Donna Zebolsky at email@example.com or speak with Donna after Sunday morning worship.